A trail in Catoctin Mountain Park.

Measuring and improving the impact of parks on health

A team of Penn State researchers is helping the National Park Service measure and improve its impact on people’s health. According to Derrick Taff, assistant professor of recreation, park, and tourism management (RPTM) in the College of Health and Human Development, although many people think parks provide health benefits, there is very little empirical evidence to support that notion.

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Photo: Catoctin Mountain Park. 

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Volune 38 | Number 1
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